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Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:47 pm
by Strum
Rocker wrote: not rich but famous...anyone know who he is??...behind the puppet I mean.



Haha Rocker. I used to watch Zig and Zag in the afternoons on THE DEN with my kids years ago and Dustin was part of the show. He often mentioned Noggin Cabs and he used to do funny racing commentaries. I know somebody from De Noggin who was a Taxi driver and he was well known years ago for his funny racing commentaries in the pub so I was convinced I'd put 2 + 2 together and it was him.
I met his Sister one day and asked her in confidence if it was him and she said NOOOOOOOO way, but the family would have been told to keep it a secret wouldn't they.
Anyway, I can't mention names but I'd love to know if I was right. I bet somebody here knows but they're not going to say anything either are they? :mrgreen:

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:36 pm
by jabra
As a true nogginer I can honestly say I know who the voice behind Dustin the turkey is but alas I am bound to secrecy and cannot
reveal his name only to say he is not a true nogginer close but not a nogginer as such.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 pm
by Strum
jabra wrote:he is not a true nogginer close but not a nogginer as such.



Ok, well that rules out who I was thinking of-ish, because there could still be a connection.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:36 pm
by skins
What's wrong with yez all! It's no big secret.....his name was John Morrison.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:18 pm
by Micheál
jabra wrote: . . . only to say he is not a true nogginer close but not a nogginer as such.


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Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:52 pm
by Strum
Ah Skins you ruined it with that google searching thing. :lol:

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:01 pm
by keeper
Well, I've had the hilarious honour of working with Dustin and his mad bunch for many years both in Ireland and abroad, we had many adventures too numerous to mention, every day with them was so funny and enjoyable, what was happening " off camera " was equally funny :lol: :lol:

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:18 pm
by Rocker
Took a drive around Sallynoggin yesterday. Homelessness is on my mind and I noticed at least three decent houses boarded up and empty!!!

Who is fooling who??
We either have a problem and deal with it or we don't have a problem!!
Do the Council hope to sell off the houses??

Mind boggling with Peter mcVerry on the telly every night asking for help!

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:55 pm
by bugrock
Opened my house up to a young homeless couple. Bit me on the arse big time!!
Not sorry, but showed me another side.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 pm
by Strum
That's a shame. It appears that the Butcher Shop at the top shops is not going to re-open even though the lads said the Supermarkets had little or no effect on them. Anyway it hasn't been open since xmas.
The "new" Ice-cream / Coffee shop also closed.
Looks like the only businesses that thrive up there are the Chipper, Flowershop and Funeral home who kind of go hand in hand. Heart attack, Coffin, Flowers.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 am
by keeper
:cry: :cry: :roll:

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:20 am
by Sinead
Strum - you forgot the Credit Union! I think there is a planning application in for No1 for a
Veterinary Practice.
Mr. Taylor was taken seriously ill before Christmas hence the closure of the butchers.

Sinéad

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:27 pm
by Strum
Of course the Credit Union. Thanks Sinead I'd no idea and sorry to hear that. I heard the Peter Bark Dog groomers is opening a shop.

Speaking of Credit Unions...

https://www.independent.ie/business/per ... 16129.html

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm
by Micheál
Strum wrote: . . . Heart attack, Coffin, Flowers.
or just gone to the dogs. :D

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:38 pm
by jabra
We never used the term "top shops" just "the shops" But we did refer to the shops on Sallynoggin Road as "the bottom shops"
Hard to believe that when "the shops" were first built there was a doctors surgery two chemists a chipper a drapers & hardware
a butchers and five grocery shops all with full living quarters upstairs. There are no grocers there for quite some time now.
I remember when those shops were built for some reason the butcher's was the last to be built even though its not at either end.
There was a gap left where the the butcher's is now and the shop was built at a later date. I asked Mick Coyne whose father was
the original butcher there if he knew why this was but he did'nt know although he knew it was the last shop to be built there.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:34 pm
by Jemser
Hi Jabra, I grew up in Pearse Close, opposite what is now Aldi Supermarket. This small Cul de Sac is situated near "the bottom shops" and we always referred to the shops near the Church as "the top shops". So it may have depended on geographic location of residence what the shops were referred to.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:15 pm
by skins
Jemser wrote:Hi Jabra, I grew up in Pearse Close, opposite what is now Aldi Supermarket. This small Cul de Sac is situated near "the bottom shops" and we always referred to the shops near the Church as "the top shops". So it may have depended on geographic location of residence what the shops were referred to.


Yeah, a bit like the "up-the-town"/"down-the-town" variations. Funny how "into town" was always understood to mean "into the city".

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:18 pm
by keeper
Yeah, location the key, I lived on Ballinclea Road and the shops in Church Place were the "near shops" and the shops at the Thatch were the "far shops" :shock:

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:06 pm
by Rocker
skins wrote:
Jemser wrote:Hi Jabra, I grew up in Pearse Close, opposite what is now Aldi Supermarket. This small Cul de Sac is situated near "the bottom shops" and we always referred to the shops near the Church as "the top shops". So it may have depended on geographic location of residence what the shops were referred to.


Yeah, a bit like the "up-the-town"/"down-the-town" variations. Funny how "into town" was always understood to mean "into the city".


In the Rock we used to say "into town" too or "into Dublin". I still said that when I worked in various parts of the city and was going to the shops in Henry or Grafton Street. I got many a ribald comment from my colleagues...."county Dublin culchie" was one of the nicer things said!!!

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:09 pm
by Rocker
I remember when the houses were being built in Sallynoggin and at one time we thought we would get one but, my Da couldn't come up with the deposit. Otherwise I'd say we would have gone to the "top shops"!! evillaugh

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:51 pm
by Strum
Being a D/L head it was up to the Noggin, down to Glasthule, over to the Farm, (from where I lived) down the town, and in the early 70's from Noggin friends I've only ever known them as top and bottom shops. Somebody asked me recently what it meant and eh, I said the bottom ones are at the bottom of the hill and the top ones are...
I'm fascinated with this oval construction. Why was it built there? Was it there before the Church? Is it an Art Deco design? Why the oval green etc etc etc

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 pm
by Holla
From my tattered 1955 directory not all the shop's are occupied and church place is refaired to as pearse crescent.
1 Carey Dr, T, chemist
2 ------------
3 Gilna M, grocer
4 -----------
5 O Riordan P, grocer
6 Browne J, chemist
7 Lynsky p, draper
8 O Grady J, grocer
9 Jacconnelly A .
10 Neiland E, newsagents and tobacconist.
That's how they appear, from what I can gather number nine jacconnelly was an Italian who ran a chipper my reliable source tells me he was killed in a car crash.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:36 pm
by keeper
Remember now ! " Jacks" was the name of the chipper ! Didn't know he died in a car crash.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:03 pm
by Micheál
Dropped in to the new coffee shop on Saturday, just up from Power City.
The "Igo" facing the road up to the Church.
Hope they do well.

M.

Re: Sallynoggin

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:46 pm
by jabra
Yes indeed Mr. Jacconelly who owned the chipper was killed in a car crash. I do remember the shops being
called church place and pearse crescent. Shop no.2 was Kellys (grocers) and no. 4 was Coyne's (butchers).